Dr. Diamond. Dr. Drake Gorden is minding his own business on a passenger freighter bound for the South Seas when the ship is hit by a typhoon. Dr. Gorden is swept to an uncharted island on which, at the top of a huge mountain, is a Tibetan monk. The monk gives Dr. Gorden a black diamond, explaining that the diamond had been discovered thousands of years ago by an Egyptian who used the diamond for good. The diamond was stolen by him and used for wicked ends until it disappeared, to be found by the Tibetan, who kept it until he would find someone who would use its powers to rid the world of evildoers. Dr. Gorden, no fool, accepts the diamond and goes back to the world to fight crime. The diamond gives him the "strength of fifty men." The enemies he fights are ordinary. He appears in stories with titles like “Raid on Mexico” and “Quest for the Black Diamond.”

First Appearance: Cat-Man Comics #1 (Temerson/Helnit/Continental), May 1941. 4 appearances, 1941. Created by Al Ulmer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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